The NHL approved a conference realignment plan that would reunite the Washington Capitals with former Patrick Division rivals Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, New Jersey and the New York Rangers and New York Islanders.
There's no love lost between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals who could see a lot more of each other if the NHL's realignment proposal passes. The Capitals and Penguins would be joined by Philadelphia, New Jersey, the New York Rangers and Islanders and the Carolina Hurricanes in one of four new conferences based on the proposal. (Photo: Pittsburgh's Arron Asham and Washington's John Erskine drop the gloves during a Dec. 1 game at Verizon Center.)Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post